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Water Safety
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Water Safety
Everything you need before you start your child's bath?
A properly fitted lifejacket or a personal floatation device (PFD) for everyone including adults during water related activities?
Fencing which is at least 4 feet high all around your pool with a self-latching gate?
CPR or first aid training?

Drowning is a silent killer. An adult must always stay close when young children are in or around water.
Children can drown in as little as 2 inches of water, in less than the time it takes to answer the phone.
Enrol yourself and your children in swimming lessons.
Teach your children to always enter water feet first. Diving or jumping into water can result in injury.
Teach your children the hazards in and around water. (e.g. river currents, undertow, deep water & dams)
Water rings, and inflatable toys are not a substitute for a PFD.
Never allow children to swim alone.

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